Hypoxis juncea Sm.
Common Star-grass, Fringed Yellow Star-grass
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
USDA Symbol: HYJU
Common Star-grass is a member of the iris family (family Iridaceae), although it has sometimes been considered a member of the lily family (Liliaceae). Irises are herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or swollen, underground stems, with narrow, basal leaves, sometimes arranged edge to edge in fan-shaped clusters, and showy flower clusters at tips of long stalks.
A member of the iris family (family Iridaceae) which consists of herbs growing from rhizomes, bulbs, or corms, with narrow basal leaves and showy clusters at the tips of long stalks. There are about 60 genera and 1,500 species, distributed in temperate and tropical regions. Among them, Iris, Freesia, Gladiolus, Bugle Lily, and Montbretia are popular ornamentals. Saffron dye is obtained from Crocus, and "essence of violets," used in perfumes, is extracted from the rhizomes of Iris.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers most commonly in Spring.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hypoxis juncea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hypoxis juncea in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff